About Us/Board & Committees

NVBS is an organization made up of like-minded artists, craftsmen and interested individuals engaged in promoting the history, cultural influence, and creative value of beads and beading techniques to enlighten and benefit the general public.

The organization was founded in February of 1992 by Ms. Lorraine Morton with the purpose and goal of promoting and encouraging the appreciation, through education, history and creative process, of beads and beading techniques while fostering within the organization, a network of fellowship, instruction, and exchange of ideas.

Membership is open to all who share an interest in the art, culture, design, and education of beading.


NVBS is operated exclusively for charitable, social, cultural, and artistic purposes as defined by section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.


Acting President

Sherry Ellis

Vice President

Kristen Ho

Acting Secretary

Alison Reinfeld


Arlene Sheras


Program Logistics

Jennifer Dooley

Programs Chair

Susan Etkind

Program Instructor Liason

Susan Etkind

Membership Coordinator

Kristen Ho


Cheryl Furst